I am not going to comment on this weeks Story in the Guardian, as I would never discuss the details of any potential commercial arrangement in public.
But I am personally very disappointed for the people at CASA at University College London who have developed a world class 3D city model which could potentially have been licensed to many organisations, not just Google.
Keep up the great work guys, it is vital for University departments to both move forward the science of GIS but also innovate in a commercial setting and develop products and techniques which have the potential to be used both by Industry and Government.
Have a few beers over the weekend, and enjoy the rest of your vacation !!
Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.